May 19th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Ex-IMF chief indicted, granted bail: Join the Live Chat

Tonight on AC360°, famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin join Anderson for a discussion of the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The ex-IMF chief is accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh no, Not again botox mom!!!!!!!! That is so crazy mom lied to GMA, She changed her story......... Shame on her!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    we so often hear the phrase "change is never easy" – the changes that these countries are going through, including egypt, will almost require a paradigm shift of thought and attitude in this transformation

    May 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  3. Paula, Colorado

    Good discussion on the President's speech, Anderson.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  4. Janis

    Middle East diplomacy is like walking on a thousand eggs, some cracked, some not and not breaking any one of them. I believe that President Obama is trying to do the best he can considering so much going on. I support him.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  5. lisal -canada

    oh i kind of thought it was going to be Botox Mom back on the rediculist – just had a feeling – oh botox mom ... why ..

    May 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
    • lilly

      I guess she needed the money

      May 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  6. Sharon Hastings

    Sounds like President Obama and Secretary Clinton were just being honest. I think the President was saying that friend or not, there are things which you can't do and which will not be tolerated by your own people or others in the world. And Hillary is right. What these governments are replaced by is a big question which is very relevant.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  7. Lori

    Oh! Botox Mom!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  8. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Sadly i missed the President's speech today.
    The follow up commentary i have heard has been mediocre.
    I do agree that Mr. Obama might have wanted to be a bit more assertive re: Syria, although i recognize the USA has little influence over Syria.
    I am not surprised re: Primeminister of Israel "no".
    As always, appreciate Dr. Ajami's comments.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  9. Lori

    It will be a complicated process to get over 60 years of opression.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Today our president Obama talked about Arab world his speech. I like what he have saying, He have good point there & I agree with president Obama........... Nice see Fouad Ajami to be here tonight!!!!! 🙂

    May 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  11. Janis

    I liked the President's ME speech today. From some of the blogs and tweets I read afterward from the ME, some think he should be doing more. I'll be watching to see what Hillary Clinton will be doing. She's doing a great job in my opinion.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  12. lisal -canada

    it seems as though the republican party pays a lot more attention to keeping most of their discussion points "the same" – so questions that lie outside of a "prepared set of questions and responses" could be construed as "gotcha" questions" (would those be called "easy questions" that just require a personal opinion instead of a talking-point response?)

    May 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Joanne

      I really don't see any differences among candidates from either party on that front.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  13. Astitwa Thapa

    Innocent until proven guilty!May justice be delivered

    May 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  14. Joanne

    We could take any politician in office or running for office and run clips of his/her contradicting him/herself many times.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sorry, I also disagree with Rich Galen said..... What was talking he about????????? I don't think so!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  16. Paula, Colorado

    It's going to be a really long Presidential campaign.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
    • lilly

      Yes it will! too bad we can't take a long vacation from it.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  17. Kenya

    More like a game of musical chairs..

    May 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  18. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Newt's endless commentary on a question that seems very simple is rediculous.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  19. Lori

    Hi everyone! Hi Anderson

    May 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Hello Lori,
      Nice see you so late join with us........ 🙂

      May 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  20. Janis

    I think it's going to be a long hard haul to the elections. I still don't know what the Republicans are trying to do. Newt's mumbo jumbo doesn't help. I've voted for alot of Republicans in my time but these last couple of years have been difficult. It's like they're all running around trying to figure out what their focus is for the week. John McCain was their last good candidate. Come on GOP, focus.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  21. Sharon Hastings

    If this keeps up, Newt will be too tired to run for President after backtracking, apologizing, or defending all of his comments.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Enjoyed this post. Sadly you are likely right. Like your humor and candor.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Or Anderson, he acted as if, he just got off of the greyhound bus with a live chicken in his arms!""

    May 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I don't like Newt Gingrich's have plan for any medicare or economy as well.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  24. Nina

    Sarah, the media junkie, just can not stay out of the news...the narcissist

    May 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      You are so absolutely right!

      May 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
      • Nina

        Thanks. I would like to see a limit of time for these people absorbing the media

        May 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
        • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

          I agree both of you, Nina and Chris....... Good point!

          May 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • Chris

      I don't support Sarah Palin for political office but she is a contributor at Fox so obviously will be in the news there. It's up to other networks if they want to pick up on that; I'd say leave it behind. Do we need to hear about her.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  25. Nina

    Newt is so busy lying and playing the BS game, he is all over the map! Figures, he is not willing to be responsible for his outburst and blame the media! Yikes! What a dope!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
    • Chris

      Actually he is not a dope. He did not handle the question well. But he knows more than any candidate or President about healthcare. Maybe Anderson could follow up on this by presenting some of his work out of Georgia.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  26. Paula, Colorado

    Threats of terrorism can't be taken lightly–it isn't free speech.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  27. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Who actively pay attention to South Park! Not I!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
    • lilly

      I watch it for entertainment but I don't take anything they say there seriously.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  28. Janis

    Sara Palin finally got herself back in the news thanks to Newt.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  29. Nina

    All religions have their extremists. I do see it silly that they are upset over this TV show and made "assumptions" that it was about their leader...

    May 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  30. Sharon Hastings

    I do remember your previous reports on this group and the whole South Park thing. South Park does get pretty irreverant but they don't deserve threats of bodily harm over it. These homegrown terrorists are watched closely I would imagine.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  31. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Thank God this man crossed the "line" of the 1st ammendment. Very scary that his site attracks home grown terrorists.

    It is however, unfortunate that he cannot be arrested at this time.

    Great report by Drew.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  32. Kenya

    Well what did this Jesse Morton expect you can't go around proclaiming you will terrorize people and get away with it. Even in the name of "freedom of speech."

    May 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  33. Nina

    Good evening everyone

    May 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  34. Janis

    South Park has insulted every person, institution, religion, nation, etc in the world. This man needs to settle down and accept modern life in America.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  35. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    What kind of religion is that? You don't terrorize any one to believe of your faith. Where is the Godly love in that?

    May 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  36. Betty

    I have a feeling that this man thought he could get away with taking advantage of a maid. If this had happened in France, he might have avoided being arrested--because of his power.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, You are so absolutely right, Betty!

      May 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      Yes, and I bet he has avoided arrest in France in just that way. If you believe what you read, another woman in France wanted to come forward but her mother talked her out of it. She is thinking of coming forward now.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!!!I I could not believe this, Muslim Radical arrested by police, He threating or tell people, That was not acceptable his behavior!!!!!! YIKES! 🙁

    May 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    And if you are taking this lightly, think about your own mother sister daugther, cousin or girlfriend!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Well said Gloria.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point, Gloria!!!!!!!

      May 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  39. Mickey

    A banker leaves the hotel without his cell phone– pleez IMHO he was booking out of that hotel and probably glad he had that flight. But he was given a break with bail and he should thank that American judge.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  40. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    I'm not surprised that the former IMF chief got bail today.

    This looks like it may be an interesting case. My thoughts are with the maid who will have to go through so much trauma with testimony at the trial, beyond what she has already suffered.

    I truly hope the prosecution has "real" forensic evidence as they have intimated.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  41. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It's not murder, but it is just as serious as a heart attack!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  42. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. This case is drawing alot of attention. Sounds bad for Strauss-Kahn but we need to wait for the evidence.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  43. Janis

    I wonder if the hotel is paying for the maid's lawyer since she was working when the allegations happened. The lawyer is being very protective of her and that's a great support. I have a feeling this is going to be a very big case for news due to wealth and privledge involved.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes, It is..... I have heard that hotel had paid the lawyer for maid as well.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
      • Janis

        Thank you, Megan.

        May 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
        • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

          Welcome Janis. 🙂

          May 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  44. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    He looks as though he is trying to figure out where did he go wrong!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      You are so absolutely right, Gloria......... I agree.

      May 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, Marybeth, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!
    We have breaking news Former IMP Chief granted his bail out and stay dention from sex cases.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  46. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nancy, Megan, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Nina, Sharon H., Chi, everyone.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  47. lilly

    good evening:)

    May 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  48. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you on. Sounds like a fascinating program tonight.
    It's not too surprising that the ex-IMF chief will soon be out on bail.

    May 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
    • lilly

      SInce when does GMA pay for interviews?

      May 19, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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